Recreation & Attractions

The City of Golden has become a regular part of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge™, as well as the final stop for the Ride the Rockies circuit this year. Golden has a long relationship with bicycling, and offers much to recommend it to bicyclists of all ages and skill levels (see our Bicycling in Golden page for a more expansive list!), but Golden is also much more than a bicycler’s paradise. Nestled between the mountains and two scenic mesas, you’re guaranteed a beautiful backdrop no matter where in Golden you are lucky enough to find yourself.

The City offers a wide array of activities and attractions for residents and visitors alike:

When you’re ready to take it down a notch, the downtown area offers shopping and dining options, and pleasant patios for a leisurely break with coffee or a cold beer. Or just settle yourself in any of the city’s many downtown parks and enjoy a picnic! In the winter, Golden makes a great basecamp for skiers headed to the many ski resorts found up I-70. The hills closer to home also supply miles of trails for snowshoers and cross-country skiers. For those who crave outdoor adventure and a small town flavor by day, but enjoy the lights of the city by night, downtown Denver is only a short drive to the east, with enough excitement on hand every day of the week to keep any night-owl entertained. Whatever your age, energy level, or interest, you won’t be bored in Golden!

COG Mesa

 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
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